Chickens are domesticated, technically they are already "tame". But, if you are asking how to make them a good pet, it's fairly easy. Chickens can make great companions, a…nd are often smarter than what people think. They do have the capacity for love - and if they are a particularly good bird, will be your best friend. It is best to start this process as soon as the bird is born. The sooner, and longer, you are in the chickens life, the stronger your bond will be. Here are the main tips for making your chookin' your best friend - .
Like any animal, one of the best way to your chickens heart is through its stomach. Knowing that you are a source of tasty treats makes a good beginning to your relationship. Once they think you are a walking, talking treat dispenser, they will think you are the best thing in the world. .
Handle them! Once you have gained a bit of trust with your bird, begin to handle them. To do this, GENTLY pick your bird up (DO NOT CHASE YOUR BIRD to pick it up!), and hold it for a good, long while. Hold her while doing yard work, looking at your garden, or taking a walk. Keep a firm but gentle hold. While you are holding it, talk to him/her. Tell them how shiny their feathers are, how good a bug catcher they are, and what beautiful and tasty eggs they lay (if they are a hen of course!) be quiet and gentle while you are handling your bird. Do not harshly pat them, and try not to pet the top of their head - most chickens don't enjoy that, as they are prey animals and that is the VERY place other birds peck at and grab for when fighting. .
Never give your birds any reason to fear you. Don't be overly loud; don't make sudden movements; don't try to scare them or chase them around the yard. .
Spend quality time with your birds! Simply being with your birds teaches them you are a facet of their life, and they will grow to love you and expect you. Sit with them in the run. You don't have to hold anyone, or talk even; sit and do homework, balance your checkbook, whatever. Let your birds pick at your toes, lay down beside you, and become used to your presence. Be sure not to get up too suddenly when you decide to leave! ( Full Answer )